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Maine budget panel OKs $29M package funding addiction treatment, higher ed

The Maine Legislature’s budget committee unanimously approved a $29 million emergency spending package Friday that funds addiction treatment and higher education and bails out a state-run equipment refurbishing outfit in Aroostook County.

Mourners ask why police fatally shot driver, passenger

Since at least 1990, the Maine attorney general’s office has never ruled a fatal shooting by a law enforcement officer unjustified.
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Here’s the best bar in Maine, according to Yelp

What’s your favorite Maine watering hole? Who should make the list?
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LePage’s budget diverts problems, abandons those left to solve them

Life is difficult already for someone living with a low income and trying to get by with the help of even a minimal amount of government assistance. Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal for a new, two-year state budget starts from a place of making life even more difficult for that person.

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